Hospitality Management

College of Business
Dean: Ray Maghroori

College of Health and Human Services
Dean: Donald P. Zingale

Department of Hospitality Management
BUS 314
415-338-6087
Chair: Janet Sim

Programs

B.S. in Hospitality Management: Concentration in Commercial Recreation and Resort Management

B.S. in Hospitality Management: Concentration in Hotel Management

B.S. in Hospitality Management: Concentration in Restaurant and Institutional Foodservice Management

Certificate in Hospitality Management

Program Scope

The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management requires 132 units for graduation. This interdisciplinary program prepares students for careers in the hospitality industry and includes basic core courses and an area of concentration. The areas of concentration are Commercial Recreation and Resort Management from the College of Health and Human Services; Hotel Management from the College of Business; and Restaurant and Institutional Foodservice Management from the College of Health and Human Services. The core curriculum is housed in the Department of Hospitality Management, College of Business.

The Concentration in Commercial Recreation and Resort Managementprepares graduates to be entrepreneurs, managers, planners, and program supervisors in the commercial recreation, travel tourism, and resort management career areas. The goals are to assist students to acquire knowledge, skills, practical experience, and job placement in leisure and travel related businesses.

Students learn about the travel and tourism system, economic and social impacts of tourism, resort development and marketing, tourist motivations, special events management, theme parks, transportation used by travelers, ecotourism, incentive travel, tour company operations and sales, spas, conference and meeting planning, destination marketing, and cultural tourism. Students who select this concentration should seek advisement from the Department of Recreation-Leisure Studies, GYM 311, (415) 338-2030.

The Concentration in Hotel Managementprepares students to manage and operate hotels, motels, and other lodging business. Major management functions include various aspects of accounting and cost controls, sales and marketing, property management, and use of hospitality management information systems. Emphasis is placed on problem solving situations and case studies to support the didactic approach to instruction. Students who select this concentration should seek advisement from the Department of Hospitality Management, BUS 314, (415) 338-6087.

The Concentration in Restaurant and Institutional Foodservice Managementprepares students for management positions in various branches of the food service industry. The goal is to develop restaurant and institutional foodservice managers who combine knowledge and skills in business, food production, and services in the foodservice industry. Students who select this concentration should seek advisement from the Department of Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics, Burk Hall 329, phone (415) 338-1219.

Career Outlook

Completion of the core and concentration courses provides students with theoretical knowledge for successful attainment of top-level management positions in the professions of hotel management, restaurant and institutional foodservice management, or commercial recreation and resort management. The curriculum combines strengths in management with technical skills and internship opportunities in each area.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Prerequisites to Core Courses

In addition to the core course program required of all hospitality management majors, BA 110 (or MATH 110 or equivalent) and ECON 305 must be completed before enrollment in certain core courses. (Students enrolling in BA 110 must pass the ELM examination, or other approved examinations, or take an appropriate course such as MATH 70. Students not attaining a satisfactory score will be directed to take an appropriate preparatory course.) NOTE:BA/MATH 110 and ECON 305 are currently acceptable for General Education. Most of the core courses have specific prerequisites that are listed within the course descriptions.

Except in cases of credit by examination, no more than six units of the core requirements may be offered toward graduation on a CR/NC basis.

Courses are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).

NOTE:Students with a concentration in Hotel Management must take BICS 263; students with a concentration in Commercial Recreation and Resort Management should substitute REC 325; students with a concentration in Restaurant and Institutional Foodservice Management should substitute DFM 152.

Units

Core Courses

HM 100	Introduction to Hotel Management			1
HM 101	Introduction to Restaurant and 
Institutional Foodservice Manage-
ment 1
HM 102	Introduction to Commercial Recrea-
tion and Resort Management 1
ACCT 100	Principles of Financial Accounting			3
ACCT 101	Principles of Managerial 
Accounting 3
HM 120	Legal Environment of Hospitality 
Management 3
HM 200	Hospitality Management 
Internship 2
BA 212	Business Statistics		3
BICS 263	Introduction to Computer Informa-
tion Systems or
REC 325	Computer Applications in Health 
Education, Kinesiology, and
Recreation or
DFM 152	Computer Applications in Food-
service Management and
Nutrition 3
HM 250	Foods, Production, and Service		3
REC 340	Conference and Event Planning 
and Management 3
FIN 350	Business Finance		3
HM 353	Foodservice Systems Management			3
MGMT 405	Introduction to Management and 
Organizational Behavior			3
MKTG 431	Marketing		3
HM 560	Hospitality Human Resource 
Management 3
HM 561	Hotel Operations		3
HM 590	Integrated Seminar in Hospitality 

	Management		3
Total for core		47

Area of Concentration

Courses in one of the following areas of con-
centration: commercial recreation and
resort management, hotel management,
or restaurant and institutional foodservice
management. (See following concentration

listings for specific courses.)		24
Total for major		71

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management: Concentration in Commercial Recreation and Resort Management

Units

Core courses for hospitality management 
majors 47
REC 260	Leisure Travel and Tourism		3
REC 300	Leisure Leadership		3
REC 460	Destination Recreation Resorts		3
REC 540	Administration of Private 
Recreation Enterprise 3
REC 680	Directed Field Experience in 
Recreation and Leisure Services 6

Electives on advisement (see below)		6
Total		71

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management: Concentration in Hotel Management

Units

Core courses for hospitality management 
majors 47
HM 458	Revenue and Cost Control for 
Hotels 3
BUS 360	Business Communication		3
HM 364	Hotel Management Information 
Systems 3
HM 415	Hotel Management Internship		3
HM 563	Property Management in Hotel 
Operations 3
HM 595	Selected Topics in Hotel Adminis-
tration 3
HM 557	Restaurant Management		3

Elective on advisement (see below)		3
Total		71

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management: Concentration in Restaurant and Institutional Foodservice Management

Units

Core courses for hospitality management 
majors 47
CFS 252	Nutrition		3
DFM 452	Foodservice Layout and Design		3
HM 455	Food, Beverage, and Catering 
Management 3
DFM 458	Management of Quantity Food 
Purchasing and Production 2
CFS 481	CFS/Dietetics Field Experience		3
HM 557	Restaurant Management		3

Electives on advisement (see below)		6
Total		71

Electives

Electives may be chosen from: BUS 360, DFM 458, HM 455, HM 557, HM 563, HM 595, REC 260, REC 460.

CERTIFICATE IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Purpose

The Certificate in Hospitality Management is designed to meet the needs of international and non-matriculated students to learn specific concepts and skills in hospitality management within one year. The certificate is focused on foodservice, lodging, recreation/resort business, and is also practically oriented toward skills and occupations. It is a coherent set of academic courses and internships which does not lead to a degree in hospitality management. The award of the certificate means the holder has completed the required courses and related work at an acceptable level of academic accomplishment.

Admission Requirements

All candidates must have completed as least 56 units of undergraduate courses with a GPA of at least 2.3 in all courses and 2.5 in professional courses. Students must complete the application form for Certificate Program in Hospitality Management which is available from the Department of Hospitality Management at San Francisco State University. After the applicant has been accepted into the certificate program by the Department of Hospitality Management, the department will arrange admittance to the SFSU College of Extended Learning.

An application form to request for J-1 or F-1 visa must be completed and submitted with the following supporting forms:

For J-1 visa, university letter documenting support of at least 30% of total finances is required.

Curriculum

Units

Core Courses(choice of the following upper 
division major classes)
HM 458	Revenue and Cost Control
HM 561	Hotel Operations
HM 560	Hospitality Management Human 
Resource Management
HM 455	Food, Beverage, and Catering 
Management or
HM 557	Restaurant Management
REC 260	Leisure Travel and Tourism or
REC 460	Destination Recreation Resorts
Upper division elective upon advisement

Fall Semester

Units selected from core courses above		6
HM 680	Hospitality Industry Integrative 
Seminar 2
HM 567	Hospitality Internship (30 hrs/wk)		6
Approximately 450 practice hours are included 

in Fall semester
Total		14

Spring Semester

Units selected from core courses above		3-6
HM 680	Hospitality Industry Integrative 
Seminar 2
HM 567	Hospitality Internship (30 or 45 
hrs/wk) 6-9
Approximately 450-675 practice hours are 

included in Spring semester
Total		14
Approximately 900-1125 practice hours are included in the program to meet requirements for the certificate. The practice component of the program will include rotations in lodging, foodservice, and recreation/resort management in the hospitality industry in the Greater Bay Area.

Award of the Certificate

Upon completion of the program, the College of Extended Learning is responsible for authorizing the issuance of the certificate on behalf of the Department of Hospitality Management and in the name of San Francisco State University.



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